News tagged with refugees
(Medical Xpress)—High rates of self-harm and mental distress among asylum seekers in long-term detention has renewed calls for the review of Australia's offshore processing.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Many refugees to the U.S. travel thousands of miles to a safe harbor, but once here find that adjusting to linguistic and cultural differences is an equally daunting task, according to new research to be presented by two ...
Health Aug 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The administration of a single 600-mg dose of albendazole to United States-bound refugees prior to departure from Africa and Southeast Asia reduces the prevalence of intestinal nematodes, according ...
Health Apr 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research from the University of Adelaide has discovered a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among refugees, prompting calls for refugees to be routinely screened for the problem soon after they arrive in the country.
Health Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New York University College of Nursing's Professor Michele Shedlin, PhD, recently published a paper, "Sending-Country Violence and Receiving-Country Discrimination: Effects on the Health of Colombian Refugees in Ecuador," ...
Health Feb 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The United Nations says an outbreak of hepatitis E has killed 111 refugees in camps in South Sudan since July, and has become endemic in the region.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The UN's refugee agency warned Friday that an outbreak of hepatitis E among refugees in South Sudan was worsening and that it did not have the needed funds to contain it.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The Canadian government's proposed Bill C-31 to change the country's immigration act could have serious negative impacts on the mental health of refugees, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Refugees who have fled Burma to live in Oakland, Calif., are at risk of becoming a permanent, poverty-stricken underclass warns a new report released today by researchers at San Francisco State University and the Burma Refugee ...
Health Nov 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Prolonged and bureaucratic asylum processes in the West are having negative effects on childrens mental health, according to Oxford University psychiatrists and colleagues.
Health Aug 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A new study highlights the need for more awareness among health professionals of the experiences of HIV-positive black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand who feel stigmatized.
HIV & AIDS Aug 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
New research suggests that a high number of Iraqi refugees are affected by brain and nervous system disorders, including those who are victims of torture and the disabled. The late-breaking research will be presented at ...
Neuroscience Apr 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1